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Superheroes Who Became The Nationally Recognized "Band Of Heroes"

Meet the Band Of Heroes – everyday citizens who become superheroes in the form of volunteer cosplayers. From volunteering at Make-A-Wish events to smaller community festivals, they are a group of people dedicated to making a difference across the northeast....

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Sharing Your Life Story Shouldn't Be Scary

Written by: Devon noel Lee Panic set in as beta readers began reading chapters for my upcoming memoir "From Metal to Rhinestones," the story of my teenage quest for a beauty pageant crown. What if the readers hated the manuscript?...

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Three Life Lessons That Kicked My Ass, And What I Learned From Them

Written by: Joe Fiduccia There aren't too many things that are guaranteed in life. Of course there are the obvious ones like death and taxes, not to mention that your journey through life will be chock full of lessons. What the...

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10 Things You Didn't Know About America's Footprints

As a fairly new player in town, we tend to get a lot of questions from our members and our visitors. As people continue to learn more about America's Footprints, they discover a platform that is both new and very...

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Elementary School Girl Opens Lemonade Stand To Raise Money For Brother's Heart Surgery

It's getting warm outside, and you know what that means. Ice cream trucks start inching along those residential streets, sprinklers become the next best thing to a water park in your own front yard, and 10-cent lemonade stands pop up...

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65-y-o Starts Clothing Company To Help Her Granddaughter Feel Confident

When 4-year-old Maggie was having difficulty shopping for clothes, an unlkely family member decided to take action. Maggie has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome. And as a result, it isn't easy to find a set of clothes that are the...

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Teenager's Kind Act In Exchange For Food Has Netted His Family Over $300,000!

When shopping for groceries, we typically don't expect to meet someone who will change your life forever. Especially not someone who is only 16 years old. Meet Chauncy Jones Black. The teenager was making his way through the aisles of...

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7 Modern Expressions And Traditions With Origins From The 1500's That Will Leave You Saying "OMG!"

How are you enjoying the modern luxuries of life lately? Are you resting comfortably on your sleep number mattress? Is your Jacuzzi tub just calling your name this evening? As the nights get colder, are you still walking along the...

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Officer Breathes Life Back Into 5-y-o Girl, Then Shows Up At Her College Graduation

Imagine coming face-to-face with the man who literally brought you back to life almost 25 years ago. That's exactly what happened to Josi Aponte at her High School graduation ceremony. Back in 1988, police officer Peter Getz was dispatched to...

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Who Says The 1920's Weren't Cool

In today's world, it's hard to imagine life in the 1920's.  We've grown so accustomed to technology and fashion, that sometimes just the thought of life in the early 1900's screams "vintage, outdated, and boring." Often when we think of...

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The Secrets to Writing a Compelling Family History

Written by: Devon noel Lee Search for family history writing tips on the internet and you'll come across numerous articles that teach you how to write compelling stories. Unfortunately, the posts all suggest composing a personal or an ancestor's story...

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8-year-old Completes A Triathlon While Carrying His Little Brother

A 6-year-old boy with a rare neurological condition has completed a triathlon thanks to an incredible show of love from his big brother. Lucas Aldrich was born with lissencephaly, which means he is missing the normal folds and wrinkles in the...

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5 Tips For Tracing Your Ancestors' Immigrant Origins

Written by:Jake Fletcher My overarching goal when I began genealogy was to learn the origins of my ancestors who immigrated to the United States. As an American, discovering that I have ancestral roots in seven European countries was an amazing...

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Summer Fun: Dreaming, Exploring, and Preserving

Written by: Shannon Combs-Bennett The summer travel season is upon us. Do you have plans yet? I know I made plans months ago and can't wait to get going, and doing, all the things I want to! Whether you are planning...

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6 Awesome Tips On How to Preserve Your Photos - Forever

Written by: Nicole Price-Morin As the world becomes more and more digital, it is getting easier and easier to preserve family photos forever. Paper photos can be easily destroyed, and although it seems as if a digital copy might be...

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